Dr Martin Purvis
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
- Some overarching text books
- Week 1: Critical geographical perspectives on political and economic power
- Block I: States and global power politics
- Week 2: Enlightenment and modernity
- Week 3: The origins of the modern state
- Week 4: Empire and imperialism
- Week 5: Relocating global power during the 20th century
- Week 7: American empire today - political and economic
- Week 8: China: a new superpower?
- Week 9: Russia - a disruptive power?
- Week 10: Further aspirants to global and regional power
- Week 11: Shifting world orders and the impacts of the COVID pandemic
Some overarching text books
Flint, C (2021) Introduction to Geopolitics (4th edition) Routledge
Heywood A (2014) Global Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (available as an e-book)
Jones, M; Jones, R; Woods, M; Whitehead, M; Dixon, D; and Hannah, M. (2015) An introduction to political geography : space, place and politics (2nd edition), Abingdon: Routledge.
Painter J & Jeffrey A (2009) Political geography : an introduction to space and power. 2nd edition. London: Sage.
Week 1: Critical geographical perspectives on political and economic power
Nye J S (2011) The future of power – especially Part 1 Types of Power – chapters on military power, economic power and soft power (available as e-book)
Painter J & Jeffrey A (2009) Political geography : an introduction to space and power. 2nd edition. London: Sage. Chapter 1, p.4-18.
Jones, M; Jones, R; Woods, M; Whitehead, M; Dixon, D; and Hannah, M. (2015) An introduction to political geography : space, place and politics (2nd edition), Abingdon: Routledge. Chpt 1 Introduction: power, space and 'political geography'
Dalby, S. (2010) ‘Recontextualising violence, power and nature: The next twenty years of critical geopolitics’, Political geography. 29:280–88.
Dodds, K. (2019) Geopolitics. A very short introduction (3rd edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chpt 1 'What is geopolitics?'; Chpt 2 'Intellectual poison?'.
Gill, B (2020) 'China's global influence: post-Covid prospects for soft power' Washington Quarterly 43(2): 97-115
Ioannides, I (2021) The European Union and the geopolitics of Covid19 vaccines in the Western Balkans ELIAMEP Policy Brief 146 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Isabelle-Ioannides/publication/351497166_The_European_Union_and_the_geopolitics_of_Covid19_vaccines_in_the_Western_Balkans/links/609b1053a6fdccaebd253146/The-European-Union-and-the-geopolitics-of-Covid19-vaccines-in-the-Western-Balkans.pdf Also available online: https://www.europeansources.info/record/the-european-union-and-the-geopolitics-of-covid19-vaccines-in-the-western-balkans/
Ó Tuathail, G and Dalby, S (1998) ‘Introduction: Rethinking Geopolitics: Towards a Critical Geopolitics’ in G Ó Tuathail and S. Dalby (eds.) Rethinking geopolitics (ch 1) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 06/11/2017) Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE
Synder, A and Sindyukov, M (2020) 'How Covid-19 is changing the soft power game' Diplomatic Courier 16 April https://www.diplomaticourier.com/posts/how-covid-19-is-changing-the-soft-power-game
Scocozza C (2021) Coronavirus geopolitics. A reflection on the Russian case, Culture e Studi del Sociale 5(1) Special issue 389-393 http://elea.unisa.it:8080/bitstream/handle/10556/4768/Scocozza%2C%20C.%20%282020%29.pdf?sequence=1
Terry G S and Makarychev M (2021) Performative diplomacy and popular geopolitics: the case of Russian anti-COVID assistance to Italy, Problems of Post-Communism – in press – available on-line
Walton C D (2007) Geopolitics and the great powers in the twenty-first century : multipolarity and the revolution in strategic perspective (available as e-book)
Block I: States and global power politics
Week 2: Enlightenment and modernity
Linehan D (2009) “Modernity”. In Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) International encyclopedia of human geography pp157-63
Ogborn M (2013) “Modernity and modernization”. In Cloke P, Crang P & Goodwin M (eds) Introducing Human Geographies (3rd edition) pp 480-492.
Agnew J A (2003) Geopolitics: Re-visioning World Politics (2nd edition) – Chapter 3 “Turning time into space”
Berman M (1983) All that is solid melts into air : the experience of modernity – especially Chapter 1 “Introduction – modernity: yesterday, today and tomorrow”
Brayshay M (2009) “Capitalism and the division of labour”. In Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) International encyclopedia of human geography pp 390-401
Bush B (2006) Imperialism and postcolonialism – Chapter 3 “Imperialism and modernity” especially pp 77-100
Daniels P, Bradshaw M, Shaw D & Sidaway J (eds) (2012) An Introduction to Human Geography (4th edition) - Chapter 1 “Pre-capitalist worlds”; Chapter 2 “The rise and spread of capitalism”
Gregory D et al (eds) (2009) Dictionary of Human Geography (5th edition) -entries on “Modernity”, “Postmodernity” and “Postmodernism”
Nash C (2000) “Historical geographies of modernity”. In Graham, B & Nash, C (eds) Modern historical geographies pp 13-40.
Ogborn M (1998) Spaces of modernity : London's geographies, 1680-1780, – Chapter 1 “Spaces of modernity”
Short J R (2012) Globalization, modernity, and the city – Chapter 3 “Metropolitan modernities” – especially pp 53-66 and 74-84
Withers C W J (2009) “Enlightenment geography”. In Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) International encyclopedia of human geography pp 471-86
Week 3: The origins of the modern state
Agnew J A (2003) Geopolitics: Re-visioning World Politics (2nd edition) – Chapter 4 “A world of territorial states”
Jones M (2009) “State” In Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) (2009) International encyclopedia of human geography pp 409-15
Jones, M; Jones, R; Woods, M; Whitehead, M; Dixon, D; and Hannah, M. (2015) An introduction to political geography : space, place and politics (2nd edition), Abingdon: Routledge. Chpt 2 States and territories; Chpt 3 The state's changing forms and functions
Abramson S (2017) The economic origins of the territorial state, International organization. 71(1): 97-130
Blacksell M (2006) Political Geography – Chapter 3 “The idea of the state”
Flint C & Taylor P J (2011) Political Geography: World Economy, Nation-State and Locality (6th edition) – Chapter 4 “Territorial states”
Gunn S, Grummitt D & Cools H (2008) “War and the state in early modern Europe: widening the debate”, War in history. 15: 371-88
Le Galès P (2002) European cities : social conflicts and governance – Chapter 2 “The long history of the European city” – especially pp 40-52
Painter J & Jeffrey A (2009) Political geography : an introduction to space and power – Chapter 2 “State formation” – especially pp 30-38
Spruyt H (2002) “The origins, development, and possible decline of the modern state”, Annual review of political science. 5: 127-49 – especially pp 129-40
Tilly C (ed) (1975) The Formation of National States in Western Europe – especially Chapter 1 “Reflections on the history of European state-making” and Chapter 9 “Western state-making and theories of political transformation”
Tilly C (1989) “The geography of European state-making and capitalism since 1500”. In Genovese E D & Hochberg L (eds) Geographic perspectives in history, pp 158-81 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 06/11/2017) Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE
Tilly C (1989) “Cities and states in Europe, 1000-1800”, Theory and society. 18: 563-84
Tilly C (1990) Coercion, capital, and European states, AD 990-1990, – especially Chapter 1 “Cities and states in world history”; Chapter 2 “European cities and states”; Chapter 3 “How wars made states, and vice versa” Chapter 3 Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE
Tilly C (1993) European revolutions, 1492-1992 – Chapter 2 “Transformations of Europe” – especially pp 21-35
Week 4: Empire and imperialism
Agnew J A (2003) Geopolitics: Re-visioning World Politics (2nd edition) – Chapter 5 “The three ages of geopolitics” – especially pp 85-101
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450 (2021) Anticolonialism Encyclopedia.com. https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/anticolonialism
Jones, M; Jones, R; Woods, M; Whitehead, M; Dixon, D; and Hannah, M. (2015) An introduction to political geography : space, place and politics (2nd edition), Abingdon: Routledge. Chpt 8 Geographies of empire
Power M (2009) “Empire”. In Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography pp 453-63
Bell D (2016) Reordering the world : essays on liberalism and empire - Chapter 4 "Ideologies of empire" pp 91-118
Bush B (2006) Imperialism and postcolonialism – Chapter 1 “Untangling imperialism: comparisons over time and space”; Chapter 2 “Untangling imperialism: theories, concepts and historiography” especially pp 43-62
Burton A (2015) The trouble with empire : challenges to modern British imperialism - Chapter 1 "Introduction: the troubled ground of empire" pp 1-23
Butlin R A (2009) Geographies of empire : European empires and colonies, c.1880-1960 - Chapter 1 "Geography, imperialism and colonialism: concepts and frameworks" and Chapter 10 "Geographies of the 'civilising mission'"
Claeys, G (2010) Imperial Sceptics: British Critics of Empire, 1850-1920 (Cambridge University Press)
Curtin, P D (2000) The world and the West : the European challenge and the overseas response in the age of empire – Chapter 1 “The pattern of empire”; Chapter 2 “Technology and power”; Chapter 3 “The politics of imperialism”
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450 (2021) Enlightenment and empire Encyclopedia.com. https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/enlightenment-and-empire
Flint C & Taylor P J (2018) Political Geography: World-Economy, (7th edition) – Chapter 3 “Geography of imperialisms”
Gopal P (2019) Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent. London: Verso.
Gopal P (2019) Insurgent Empire: Priyamvada Gopal in conversation with Verso Books https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKccB6rOadg
Harris C (2004) “How did colonialism dispossess? Comments from an edge of empire” Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 94 (1): 165-182
Hicks, D (2020) The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution (Pluto) - available as an e-book
Howe S (2002) Empire: A Very Short Introduction – Chapters 1-5
Kitchin R & Thrift N (eds) (2009) International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography: Lester A, “Colonialism I” pp 175-81; Atkinson D, “Colonialism II” pp 182-88
Jackson A (2013) The British Empire : a very short introduction
Lester A (2000) “Historical geographies of imperialism”. In Graham, B & Nash, C (eds) Modern historical geographies pp 100-20.
Lester A (2002) “Constructing colonial discourse: Britain, South Africa and the empire in the 19thC”. In Blunt A & McEwan C (eds) Postcolonial geographies pp 29-45
Painter J & Jeffrey A (2009) Political geography : an introduction to space and power – Chapter 8 “Imperialism and postcolonialism”
Phillips R (2013) “Colonialism and post-colonialism”. In Cloke P, Crang P & Goodwin M (eds) Introducing Human Geographies (3rd edition) pp 493-508.
Popkin J D (2021) The Haitian Revolution comes of age: ten years of new research, Slavery & Abolition, 42(2): 382-401
Sharman J C (2018) Myths of military revolution: European expansion and Eurocentrism, European Journal of International Relations, 24(3), 491–513.
Sharman J C (2019) Power and profit at sea: the rise of the West in the making of the international system, International Security, 43(4): 163-196.
Sharp J (2009) Geographies of Postcolonialism: Spaces of Power and Representation – Part 1 “Colonialisms”
Steinmetz G (2005) “Return to empire: the new US imperialism in comparative historical perspective” Sociological theory. 23(4): 339-67
Wolfe P (2006) “Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native” Journal of genocide research. 8(4): 387-409
Week 5: Relocating global power during the 20th century
Immerman, R H and Goedde P (eds) (2013) The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War (available as an e-book) Chpt ‘Geopolitics and the Cold War’
Kalinovsky, A M and Daigle, C (eds) (2014) The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War (available as an e-book) Chpt 1 ‘Incompatible universalisms. The United States, the Soviet Union, and the beginnings of the Cold War’
Bacevich A J (ed) (2013) The short American century : a postmortem
Buettner, E (2016) Europe after Empire: Decolonization, Society and Culture (available as an e-book) – especially, but not only Chpt 1 “Myths of continuity and European exceptionalism: Britain, decolonization, and the Commonwealth family ideal” pp 23-77
de Grazia V (2009) Irresistible empire : America's advance through twentieth-century Europe
Fraser, C (1992) Understanding American policy towards the decolonization of European empires, 1945–64, Diplomacy & Statecraft, 3(1): 105-125
Gillingham J (2003) European Integration, 1950-2003: Superstate or New Market Economy? (available as an e-book) – Part 1 A German solution to Europe’s problems? The early history of the European communities, 1950-1965
Hansen, P (2002) European integration, European identity and the colonial connection, European Journal of Social Theory, 5(4): 483-498
Harvey D (2005) The New Imperialism – especially (but not only) Chapter 2 “How America’s power grew”
Hopkins, A G (2017) Globalisation and decolonisation, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 45(5): 729-745
Immerman, R H and Goedde P (eds) (2013) The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War (available as an e-book) Chpt ‘The Cold War and the imperialism of nation-states’; ‘Soviet-American relations through the Cold War’
James, L and Leake E (eds) (2015) Decolonization and the Cold War: Negotiating Independence – especially ‘Introduction’ pp 1-17
Kalinovsky, A M and Daigle, C (eds) (2014) The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War (available as an e-book) Chpt 7 ‘Decolonization and the Cold War’
Kim D H (2004) “Empire’s entrails and the imperial geography of ‘Amerasia’” City : analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. 8(1): 57-88
Leffler, M P and Westad O A (eds) (2010) The Cambridge History of the Cold War. Volume I Origins (available as an e-book) – especially Chpt 8 ‘The Marshall Plan and the creation of the West’; Chpt 9 ‘The Sovietization of Eastern Europe, 1944-1953’; Chpt 22 ‘Decolonization, the global South and the Cold War, 1919-1962’
Leffler, M P and Westad O A (eds) (2010) The Cambridge History of the Cold War. Volume II Crises and Détente (available as an e-book) – especially Chpt 7 ‘Soviet foreign policy 1962-1975’; Chpt 9 ‘European integration and the Cold War’; Chpt 13 ‘The Cold War in the Third World, 1963-1975’
Martel, G (2000) Decolonisation after Suez: retreat or rationalisation? Australian Journal of Politics and History 46(3): 403-417
Nye J S Jr (2019) The rise and fall of American hegemony from Wilson to Trump, International Affairs, 95(1): 63–80.
Sempa, F P (2014) The geopolitical vision of Alfred Thayer Mahan, The Diplomat, 30 December https://thediplomat.com/2014/12/the-geopolitical-vision-of-alfred-thayer-mahan/
Slater D (1999) “Locating the American century: themes for a post-colonial perspective”. In Slater D & Taylor P J (eds) The American century : consensus and coercion in the projection of American power pp 17-31
Smith T (2012) America's Mission: the United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy (available as an e-book)
Sweeney, S (2019) The Europe Illusion. Britain, France, Germany and the Long History of European Integration – pp 253-265 on decolonisation and European integration
Taylor P J (1999) “Locating the American century: a world systems analysis”. In Slater D & Taylor P J (eds) The American century : consensus and coercion in the projection of American power pp 1-16
Thomas, M and Thompson, A (eds) (2018) The Oxford Handbook of the Ends of Empire (available as an e-book) – especially Chpts ‘Britain and decolonization in an era of global change’; ‘Empire by imitation? US economic imperialism within a British world system’; ‘Decolonization and the Cold War’; ‘Remnants of empire’
Week 7: American empire today - political and economic
Nye J S (2011) The future of power – Chapter 6 Power transition: the question of American decline (available as an e-book)
Porter P (2018) Why America's Grand Strategy has not changed: power, habit, and the US foreign policy establishment, International security. 42(4): 9-46
Allison G (2020) The new spheres of influence: sharing the globe with other great powers, Foreign Affairs. 99(2): 30-40
Biden J R (2020) Why American must lead again: Rescuing US foreign policy after Trump, Foreign Affairs. 99(2): 64-76.
Brooks S G and Wohlforth W C (2016) The once and future superpower: why China won’t overtake the United States, Foreign affairs 96(3): 91-104
Colby, E A and Mitchell A (2020) The age of great-power competition: How the Trump administration refashioned American strategy, Foreign Affairs 99(1), 118-130.
Fuchs, M H (2019) America doesn’t need a Grand Strategy, Foreign Policy 234 40-45
Krasner, S D (2020) Learning to live with despots: the limits of democracy promotion, Foreign Affairs. 99(2): 49-55.
Rhodes, B (2020) The democratic renewal: what it will take to fix US foreign policy. Foreign Affairs 99(4): 46-83.
Rouhi M (2018) US–Iran tensions and the oil factor, Survival, 60(5), 33-40.
Sharma, R (2020) The comeback nation: U.S. economic supremacy has repeatedly proved declinists wrong, Foreign Affairs 99(3), 70-81
Sloan, S R (2020) US Foreign Policy in 2021. Atlantisch Perspectief, 44(5): 38-43 https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/48600597.pdf
Stokes D (2018) Trump, American hegemony and the future of the liberal international order, International affairs. 94(1): 133–150
Struye de Swielande, T (2021) The Biden administration: an opportunity to affirm a flexible and adaptive American world leadership. World Affairs, 184(2): 130-150.
Trubowitz P and Harris P (2019) The end of the American century? Slow erosion of the domestic sources of usable power, International Affairs,95(3): 619–639.
Wright, T (2020) The folly of retrenchment: Why America can't withdraw from the World, Foreign Affairs 99(2), 10-18
Yang, X (2021) US-China crossroads ahead: Perils and opportunities for Biden. The Washington Quarterly, 44(1): 129-153.
Zakaria F (2019) The self-destruction of American power: Washington squandered the unipolar moment, Foreign Affairs, 98(4): 10-16.
Week 8: China: a new superpower?
Blanchard J-M F and Flint C (2017) The geopolitics of China’s Maritime Silk Road initiative, Geopolitics. 22(2): 223-245
Jones L and Zeng J (2019) "Understanding China's Belt and Road Initiative: Beyond 'grand strategy' to a state transformation analysis". Third World Quarterly 40(8): 1415-1439
Nordin A H M, Weissmann M (2018) Will Trump make China great again? The Belt and Road initiative and international order, International affairs. 94(2): 231–249
African Studies Quarterly (2016) Special Issue: China-Africa Relations: Political and Economic Engagement and Media Strategies, African studies quarterly [electronic resource]. 16(3-4) (http://asq.africa.ufl.edu/previous-issues/volume-16/issue-3-4/)
Alden C and Jiang L (2019) Brave new world: debt, industrialization and security in China-Africa relations, International Affairs, Volume 95, Issue 3, May 2019, Pages 641–657.
The Belt and Road Podcast (2021) https://beltandroadpod.buzzsprout.com/ - especially (2019) 10: Is the Belt and Road Initiative a 'Grand Strategy'? https://beltandroadpod.buzzsprout.com/196316/1023480-10-is-the-belt-and-road-initiative-a-grand-strategy-with-dr-lee-jones?play=true
Brands, H and Sullivan, J (2020) China’s two global paths to global domination, Foreign Policy 237, 46-51.
Cai K G (2018) The One Belt One Road and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Beijing’s new strategy of geoeconomics and geopolitics, Journal of contemporary China. (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10670564.2018.1488101)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (2021) The Asia Chess Board Podcasts - especially 'King of the Chess Board? Xi Jinping and the future of China's Grand Strategy' https://www.csis.org/node/60528
China-Africa Project (2020) Weaponizing China’s Belt and Road Initiative https://chinaafricaproject.com/podcasts/weaponizing-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative/
Council on Foreign Relations (2021) Podcast: China’s Influence in Latin America https://www.cfr.org/podcasts/podcast-claudia-trevisan-chinas-influence-latin-america
deLisle, J (2020) Foreign policy through other means: Hard power, soft power, and China’s turn to political warfare to influence the United States, Orbis: the FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs. Spring, 174-206. Available online.
Fingar, T and Oi, J C (2020) China’s challenges: Now it gets much harder, The Washington Quarterly, 43(1), 67-84
Goldstein, G (2020) China’s Grand Strategy under Xi Jinping: reassurance, reform and resistance, International Security 45(1), 164-201
Guardian (2018) Cities of the New Silk Road (good journalistic coverage of the One Belt-One Road initiative, and specific projects connected with it) https://www.theguardian.com/cities/series/cities-of-the-new-silk-road
Iftikhar M and Zhan J V (2020) The geopolitics of China’s overseas port investments: a comparative analysis of Greece and Pakistan, Geopolitics – in press – available on-line
Inkster N (2019) The Huawei affair and China's technology ambitions, Survival, 61(1), 105-111.
Lin S, Sidaway J D and Yuan Woon C (2019) Reordering China, respacing the world: Belt and Road Initiative (一带一路) as an emergent geopolitical culture, The Professional Geographer, 71(3), 507-522.
Mannan, M A (2020) China’s balancing behaviour against the United States and the special importance of Myanmar, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs 7(2), 177-201
Mayer M (2018) China’s historical statecraft and the return of history, International Affairs, 94(6): 1217–1235.
Rolland N (2017) China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”: underwhelming or game-changer? The Washington quarterly. 40(1): 127-142
Schreer B (2017): Towards contested ‘Spheres of Influence’ in the Western Pacific: rising China, classical geopolitics, and Asia-Pacific stability, Geopolitics. (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14650045.2017.1364237)
Scobell A (2018) The South China Sea and US‐China rivalry, Political science quarterly. 133(2): 199-224
Shinn, D H and Eisenman, J (2020) Evolving principles and guiding concepts: How China gains African support for its core national interests, Orbis: the FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs. Spring, 271-288 Available online.
Sudworth J (2018) China's hidden camps, BBC News (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/China_hidden_camps)
Wong A (2021) How not to win allies and influence geopolitics: China's self-defeating economic statecraft, Foreign Affairs 100(3): 44-53
Zhang, K (2019) Cautious bully: reputation, resolve, and Beijing’s use of coercion in the South China Sea, International Security 44(1): 117-159
Zhao S (2018) China and the South China Sea arbitration: geopolitics versus international law, Journal of contemporary China. , 27(109): 1-15
Week 9: Russia - a disruptive power?
Gotz E (2017) Putin, the state and war: the causes of Russia's Near Abroad assertion revisited, International Studies Review 19: 228-253 Available at: https://academic.oup.com/isr/article/19/2/228/2669511
Lukyanov F (2016) Putin’s foreign policy: the quest to restore Russia’s rightful place, Foreign affairs 95(3): 30-37
Tyushka A (2021) Weaponizing narrative: Russia contesting EUrope’s liberal identity, power and hegemony, Journal of Contemporary European Studies - in press - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14782804.2021.1883561
Abbas, S R (2020) Russian geopolitics and Eurasia: an analytical study of Russia's role in Eurasian integration. World Affairs Journal 24(2): 90-104 https://philarchive.org/archive/ABBRGA
Bolt P J and Cross S N (2018) China, Russia and Twenty-First Century Global Geopolitics – esp Chpt 4 ‘Russia, China, and contemporary international conflicts: Ukraine and Syria’ (Oxford University Press) – available as an e-book
Clark J R (2019) Russia’s indirect grand strategy, Orbis, 63(2): 225-239.
Clunan A (2018) Russia and the Liberal World Order, Ethics and international affairs , 32(1): 45-59
Council on Foreign Relations (2021) Podcast: Russia https://www.cfr.org/podcasts/russia
Feklyunina V (2016) Soft power and identity: Russia, Ukraine and the “Russian world(s)”, European journal of international relations. 22(4): 773-796
Foreign Affairs (2016) Special Issue: Putin’s Russia, Foreign affairs 95(3) – see especially (but not only): Kotkin S, Russia’s perpetual geopolitics: Putin returns to the historical pattern (pp 2-9); Trenin D, The revival of the Russian military: how Moscow reloaded (pp 23-29); Treisman D, Why Putin took Crimea: the gambler in the Kremlin (pp 47-55)
Foxall, A (2019) From Evropa to Gayropa: A critical geopolitics of the European Union as seen from Russia, Geopolitics 24(1), 174-193
Götz E (2015) It's geopolitics, stupid: explaining Russia's Ukraine policy, Global Affairs 1(1): 3-10 Available online: https://doaj.org/article/3c6c1102c5cc456b949e574c0a156c9b
Hill W H (2019) Russia’s search for a place in Europe, Survival, 61(3), 93-102.
Kalinin K (2019) Neo-Eurasianism and the Russian elite: the irrelevance of Aleksandr Dugin’s geopolitics, Post-Soviet Affairs 35 (5-6): 461-470
Kanet R E (ed) (2019) Routledge Handbook of Russian Security (Routledge) - available as an e-book – useful chapters include 1: ‘Russia’s pursuit of great-power status and security’; 5: ‘The Russian challenge to the liberal world order’; 15: ‘Russian security strategy and the geopolitics of energy in Eurasia’; 20: ‘Russian security policy towards the United States’; 21 ‘NATO enlargement: a new security dilemma for Russia’; 25 ‘The impacts of climate change on Russian Arctic security’; 33: ‘Russia’s ‘hybrid’ aggression against Ukraine’; 34: ‘Russia, the Middle East and the conflict in Syria’
Koch N and Tynkkynen V-P (2021) The geopolitics of renewables in Kazakhstan and Russia, Geopolitics 26(2): 521-540
Kuzio T (2018) Russia–Ukraine crisis: the blame game, geopolitics and national identity, Europe-Asia studies. , 70(3): 462-473
Lewis D G (2018) Geopolitical imaginaries in Russian foreign policy: the evolution of ‘Greater Eurasia’, Europe-Asia Studies, 70(10), 1612-1637.
Lewis, S (2019) Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine, The RUSI Journal, 164(1): 18-26.
McFaul M (2018) Russia as it is: grand strategy for confronting Putin, Foreign affairs. 97(4), 82-91
Marten, K (2019) Russia’s back in Africa: Is the Cold War returning?, The Washington Quarterly 42:4, 155-170
Menon, R (2020) Puncturing the myth of Putin’s genius, Foreign Policy 235, 7-9 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 06/10/2020)
O’Loughlin J, Toal G and Kolosov V (2016) Who identifies with the “Russian World”? Geopolitical attitudes in south-eastern Ukraine, Crimea, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transnistria, Eurasian geography and economics. 57(6): 745-778
O’Loughlin J and Toal G (2019) The Crimea conundrum: legitimacy and public opinion after annexation, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 60(1), 6-27.
Pieper M (2019) ‘Rising power’ status and the evolution of international order: Conceptualising Russia’s Syria policies, Europe-Asia Studies 71(3), 365-387
Pieper M (2020) Russkiy Mir: The geopolitics of Russian compatriots abroad, Geopolitics 25(3), 756-779
Raik K (2019) The Ukraine crisis as a conflict over Europe’s political, economic and security order, Geopolitics 24(1): 51-70
Rezvani B (2020) Russian foreign policy and geopolitics in the post-Soviet space and the Middle East: Tajikistan, Georgia, Ukraine and Syria, Middle Eastern Studies 56(6): 878-899
Roberts K (2017) Understanding Putin: the politics of identity and geopolitics in Russian foreign policy discourse, International journal. 72(1): 28-55
Rosenberg, S (2020) Russian influence under threat in its own backyard, BBC News 3 December https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55157174
Scholten D, Bazilian M, Overland I and Westphal K (2020) The geopolitics of renewables: new board, new game. Energy Policy, 138 - available on-line
Siddi M (2018) The role of power in EU–Russia energy relations: the interplay between markets and geopolitics, Europe-Asia Studies, 70(10), 1552-1571.
Suslov M (2018) “Russian World” concept: post-Soviet geopolitical ideology and the logic of “Spheres of Influence”, Geopolitics. 23(2): 330-353
Toal G (2017) Near abroad : Putin, the West and the contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus (available as an e-book)
Tsygankov A P (2015) Vladimir Putin's last stand: the sources of Russia's Ukraine policy, Post-Soviet affairs. 31(4): 279-303
Turoma S and Waldstein M (eds) (2016) Empire De/Centered. New Spatial Histories of Russia and the Soviet Union – esp Chpt 6 Pynnoniemi, K ‘The rearrangement of the post-Soviet space and the representation of Russia as a Eurasian bridge’ – available as an e-book
Wengren S K (ed) (2016) Putin’s Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain (6th edition) (London: Rowman & Littlefield) especially Part III Russia and the World (e-book)
Week 10: Further aspirants to global and regional power
It is impossible to identify one or two readings which provide a complete and up-to-date overview. Think about which parts of the world interest you most and pick something from the list below that will increase your understanding of your chosen area. The readings include material on India/South Asia; Japan; the Middle East and Turkey; Europe/the European Union.
Ahmad, P and Singh, B (2019) Sino-Pakistan friendship, changing South Asian geopolitics and India’s post-Obama options, South Asia Research 37(2), 133-146
Ahmadian H (2021) Iran and the new geopolitics of the Middle East: in search of equilibrium, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 23(3): 458-472
Bachmann, V. and Sidaway, J.D. (2009) ‘Zivilmacht Europa: a critical geopolitics of the European Union as a global power’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 34, pp. 94-109.
Basrur, R (2019) India and China: A managed nuclear rivalry?, The Washington Quarterly 42(3), 151-170
BBC World Service (2020) The Real Story: Turkey flexes on the world stage, BBC World Service, 2 October https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cszcnh
Beck, M (2020) The aggravated struggle for regional power in the Middle East: American allies Saudi Arabia and Israel versus Iran, Global Policy 11(1), 84-92
Benson, R & Zürn, M (2019) Untapped potential: How the G20 can strengthen global governance, South African Journal of International Affairs, 26(4), 549-562
Brandi, C (2019) Club governance and legitimacy: The perspective of old and rising powers on the G7 and the G20, South African Journal of International Affairs 26(4), 685-702
Browning C S (2018) Geostrategies, geopolitics and ontological security in the Eastern neighbourhood: The European Union and the ‘new Cold War’, Political geography. 62: 106-115.
Chakraborty, S (2018) Significance of BRICS: regional powers, global governance, and the roadmap for multipolar world, Emerging Economy Studies 4(2), 182-191
Chebankova E (2017) Russia’s idea of the multipolar world order: origins and main dimensions, Post-Soviet Affairs 33(3): 217-234
Council on Foreign Relations (2018) Podcast: India’s time is now https://www.cfr.org/podcasts/podcast-indias-time-now
Council on Foreign Relations (2018) Podcast: Japan’s security renaissance https://www.cfr.org/podcasts/podcast-japans-security-renaissance
Downie, C (2017) One in 20: the G20, middle powers and global governance reform, Third World Quarterly, 38(7), 1493-1510
Ehteshami, A (2018) Saudi Arabia as a resurgent regional power, The International Spectator, 53(4), 75-94
Goldman Sachs (2003). Dreaming with BRICs: The Path to 2050. Global Economics Paper No. 99. Available at: http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/archive/archive-pdfs/brics-dream.pdf
Hastings Dunn D and Webber M (2016) The UK, the European Union and NATO: Brexit’s unintended consequences, Global Affairs 2(5): 471-480 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 13/09/2017) Available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/23340460.2017.1294465
Hoffmann, C (2019) Neo-Ottomanism, Eurasianism or securing the region? A longer view on Turkey’s interventionism, Conflict, Security & Development, 19(3), 301-307
Kagan R (2019) The new German question: what happens when Europe comes apart, Foreign Affairs, 98(3), 108-121.
Kaufmann S and Lohaus M (2018) Ever closer or lost at sea? Scenarios for the future of transatlantic relations Futures. 97: 18-25
Kidwai, S A (2020) The rise of Iran as a regional power, India Quarterly 76(2), 313-328
Kim, T and Shin, S Y (2021) Competition or cooperation? The geopolitics of gas discovery in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Energy Research and Social Science 74 - in press - available at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629621000761
Krotz U & Schild J (2018) Back to the future? Franco-German bilateralism in Europe's post-Brexit union, Journal of European public policy. 25(8): 1174-1193
Kukreja, V (2020) India in the emergent multipolar world order: dynamics and strategic challenges, India Quarterly 76(1), 8-23
Less T (2018) The great schism, The New statesman. 147 (Issue 5441 - 19 October): 22-25
Mukherjee, R (2020) Chaos as opportunity: the United States and world order in India’s grand strategy, Contemporary Politics 26(4), 420-438
Öniş, Z and Kutlay, M (2017) The dynamics of emerging middle-power influence in regional and global governance: the paradoxical case of Turkey, Australian Journal of International Affairs 71:2, 164-183
Polyakova A and Haddad B (2019) Europe alone: what comes after the Transatlantic alliance, Foreign Affairs, 98(4), 109-120.
Rahman Z U, Khan A, Lifang W and Hussain I (2021) The geopolitics of the CPEC and Indian Ocean: security implications for India, Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs 13(2): 122-145
Rajagopalan, R (2019) Did India Lose China?, The Washington Quarterly 42(1), 71-87
Sever, A (2020) Regional power role and intervention: The Turkish case over Syria in the 2000s, Contemporary Review of the Middle East 7(2), 143-164
Tol, G (2020) Viewpoint: why Turkey is flexing its muscles abroad, BBC News 16 October https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54547304
Wojczewski, T (2019) Identity and world order in India’s post-Cold War foreign policy discourse, Third World Quarterly 40(1), 180-198
Woods N (2016) The European disunion: how the continent lost its way, Foreign affairs 95(1): 160-165
Zakharov, A (2019) The geopolitics of the US-India-Russia strategic triangle, Strategic Analysis 43(5), 357-371
Week 11: Shifting world orders and the impacts of the COVID pandemic
As was the case in Week 10, it is difficult to identify specific readings that stand out as significantly more useful than the rest of the list. Aim to pick something from the list below that reflects your personal interests and/or the subject of the assessed essay that you should be working on by now!
Allison, G (2015) The Thucydides trap. Are the US and China headed for war?, The Atlantic 24 September https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/mrcbg/files/Allison%2C%202015.09.24%20The%20Atlantic%20-%20Thucydides%20Trap.pdf
Andrews G J, Crooks V A, Pearce J R and Messina J P (eds) (2021) COVID-19 and Similar Futures: Pandemic Geographies - esp Chpt 25 Vaccine geopolitics during COVID-19: How pandemics thicken borders, exacerbate violence, and deepen existing fault lines pp 193-198 https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/files/156519604/covid_19_and_similar_futures.pdf#page=194
Babić M (2021) The COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis of the Liberal International Order: Geopolitical fissures and pathways to change. Global Perspectives 2(1) - in press - available at https://milanbabic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Babic-2021_final.pdf Also available online: https://doi.org/10.1525/gp.2021.24051
Bahi, R (2021) The geopolitics of COVID-19: US-China rivalry and the imminent Kindleberger trap. Review of Economics and Political Science, 6(1): 76-94 https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/REPS-10-2020-0153/full/pdf
Csurgai G (2018) The increasing importance of geoeconomics in power rivalries in the twenty-first century, Geopolitics, 23(1), 38-46.
Doshi, T K (2021) The outlook for the Gulf Arab economies and regional geopolitics in a post-COVID age, USAEE Working Paper No. 21-484
Foreign Policy (2020) The future of the state, Foreign Policy 237, 7-11
Fukuyama, F (2020) The pandemic and political order, Foreign Affairs 99(4), 26-32
Gill, B (2020) China’s global influence: Post-COVID prospects for soft power, The Washington Quarterly, 43(2), 97-115.
Haass R (2019) How world order ends: and what comes in its wake, Foreign Affairs, 98(1), 22-30.
Johnston, A I (2019) China in a world of orders: rethinking compliance and challenge in Beijing’s international relations, International Security 44(2), 9-60
Kang D C and Ma X (2018) Power transitions: Thucydides didn’t live in East Asia, The Washington Quarterly, 41(1), 137-154.
Mandelbaum M (2019) The new containment: handling Russia, China, and Iran, Foreign Affairs, 98(2), 123-131.
Mastro O (2019) The stealth superpower: how China hid its global ambitions, Foreign Affairs, 98(1), 31-39.
Mearsheimer, J J (2019) The rise and fall of the liberal international order, International Security 43(4), 7-50.
Patrick, S (2020) When the system fails: COVID-19 and the costs of global dysfunction, Foreign Affairs 99(4), 40-51
Pei, M (2020) China's coming upheaval: Competition, the coronavirus, and the weakness of Xi Jinping, Foreign Affairs 99(3), 82-95
Schell, O (2020) The ugly end of Chimerica, Foreign Policy 236, 26-29.
Thompson G A (2021) Applying global history: Globalization, geopolitics, and the US-China rivalry after Covid-19, Journal of Applied History in press - available on-line https://brill.com/view/journals/joah/aop/article-10.1163-25895893-bja10012/article-10.1163-25895893-bja10012.xml
Tsereteli M (2018) Can Russia’s quest for the New International Order succeed? Orbis 62(2): 204-219. Available online
This list was last updated on 13/08/2021